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Today's News

  • Sarah Craig crowned Jr. Miss Fayette County

    Sarah Craig was crowned the 2012 Jr. Miss Fayette County Fair on Sunday evening in Brownstown.

    Craig, 11, is the daughter of Andy and Kendra Craig of rural Vandalia.

    Candyce Stout was the first runner-up, and Cori Hispher was the second runner-up.

    Karingten Smothers was named Miss Photgenic, MaKenzie Parkson won Miss Congeniality, and Karsyn Garrison won the People's Choice Award.

  • Second alumni softball game moved to Thursday

    The second softball alumni game for this season has been rescheduled for next Thursday.

    Initially scheduled for next Tuesday, the game had to be moved due to a scheduling conflict with Greenville, which was scheduled to play Vandalia next Thursday.

    The Lady Vandals will now play Greenville on Tuesday at 6 p.m., and the alumni on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

    Both will be home doubleheaders.

  • Fayette County Speedway cancels Friday's races due to heat
  • Reunion

    Doyle-Lawler
    The 57th annual Doyle-Lawler Reunion was held Sunday, June 24, at the Blue Mound Civic Center near Decatur.

  • Honor Long-Time Legion Members

    Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 in Vandalia honored four long-time members this spring.

    Those honored included 60-year members Lester Arnold (left) and David Crye (center). Post 95 Commander John Blythe (right) presented the awards. Not present were 60-year member Wendell L. Hoffman and 50-year member Louie Warner.

  • Engagement

    Lacey Durbin and Jacob Nalley, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Engagement

    Allison Jo Brunk and Sheldon Sean Satterthwaite Jr., both of Brownstown, have announced their upcoming marriage.

  • Anniversary

    Clarence and Mary Alender of Gillespie, formerly of Vandalia, celebrated their 60th anniversary this week with family dinners on Sunday and Wednesday.

  • Church Briefs

    Farina patriotic gospel concert Saturday

    A patriotic gospel concert will be held in the Farina City Park this Saturday in conjunction with the Independence Day celebration there.
    The concert, hosted by John and Judy Roberts, will include the FourGiven Quartet of Vandalia and the Shepherdsmen Quartet from Woodlawn.
    The concert will begin at 4:30 and conclude at 6:30 p.m. on the stage in the Farina park.
    Those attending the concert are asked to bring lawn chairs to sit on during the concert.

  • Distractions keep us from being all we can be

    One of the things I’ve always loved about summer is baseball.